Also known as "The Gray Book" and as the "Supplement to the Minutes of the Board of Trustees," this is a list of the permanent employees of the University of Illinois and their salaries for 2007-2008 and 2008-2009. The files cover U of I campuses at Urbana-Champaign, Chicago, Springfield, and University Administration, and have a name index at the end.
And note, it is the fact that the salaries are paid from public funds, not the details of the contract, that makes these salaries public.
January 30, 2009 Subject:
A gripping read!!
Just a small correction.
This is not a list of "permanent staff" salaries.
There are two classes of Staff in the Illinois University system, Academic and Civil Service. Academic positions require a college degree and are contract positions. Typically, contracts are granted in one year increments. In reality, Academic positions are less "permanent" in implementation than Civil Service positions.
Civil Service positions are not necessarily 'ditch diggers', they're just positions that are not contract positions and they don't require a college diploma (though a degree doesn't preclude an applicant).
It's because of the contract nature of the positions that the salaries are public record. Civil Servant salaries are not published.